The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.
President Trump has designated January 2020 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Pope Francis reminds us: “No-one likes to acknowledge in their own city, region or nation, there are new forms of slavery, yet we know that this wound afflicts almost all countries. We must denounce this terrible scourge in all its gravity.”
Things to do to increase awareness:
The issue of immigration has been a central theme of the current administration and instituting immigration reform legislation was a priority in previous administrations. Here are ten key immigration issues that must be addressed by presidential candidates during this campaign season.
Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions. Their supporters are organized in more than 400 local chapters across the United States. Together they are building support in Congress for a national bipartisan solution to climate change. CCL is focused on a legislative solution to climate, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763).
In 2007, The Adrian Dominican Sisters adopted a stance that “calls on the U.S. government to lead the way for global abolition of nuclear and all weapons of mass destruction by adopting a plan to lock down, reduce, and eliminate nuclear and all weapons of mass destruction. We call for an immediate development, adoption, and implementation of a plan that will ensure that there will be no new nuclear weapons, no new materials for nuclear weapons, and no testing of nuclear weapons.”
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a bimonthly magazine, first published in November 1945 as a 6-page black and white bulletin. Today, the magazine is widely regarded as an authoritative source that offers the best scientific and policy thinking on solving the globe' s most challenging problems. The Dooms Day Clock first appeared in the Bulletin in 1947. It is designed to warn the public about how close we are to destroying our world with dangerous technologies of our own making. It is a metaphor, a reminder of the perils we must address if we are to survive on the planet. Read more
“Humanity now faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention. These major threats—nuclear weapons and climate change—were exacerbated this past year by the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world, amplifying risk from these and other threats and putting the future of civilization in extraordinary danger.”